Series: New Beginnings, Book 1
Author: Michelle Lynn
Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes (Unabridged)
Publisher: Michelle Lynn
Happiness is something you have to choose again and again, each day.
Michaela Matthews wants that more than anything. Standing in her way is a family pushing her down a specific path and the man she loves preventing her from choosing anything different. When she moves to the city for the next step in her parent’s plan, she starts to figure out what she wants – or more importantly, what she doesn’t want. She thinks she has to leave her old life behind to discover a new one. This throws every choice she has made into question. It isn’t until tragedy strikes that she learns that sometimes there is no choice at all. Sometimes you can have it all.
Jason Marks has had the kind of life where things have seemed to just happen to him, no choice involved at all. It’s a struggle for him to keep the past at bay while he tries to move forward. He is no longer the unwanted foster kid. He is a business owner, surrounded by people who love him. But he isn’t in love. He’s not even sure he believes in it. Not anymore. At least, not until a heartbroken girl falls apart in his arms. It’s enough to make him a believer. Make him a dreamer. Enough to force him to answer that question. Do you give all of yourself to someone who might not choose you in return?
Choices is a quick and easy read. Although the book is short, it covers many topics like romance, LGBT, strict parents, career paths, and etc. The ending is predictable, but there are some twists in the middle that make the story interesting.
I get jealous every time I read books with a protective brother. I also like how the book shows how people do not like to change, and tend to do whatever other people suggest even though they know it is not the right choice for them.
The narrator, Allyson Voller, does a good job narrating the book. There is nothing particularly amazing or anything annoying; it was just right. She does not have an accent, which in my case means normal American accent, like most of the Hollywood films. The pacing is right. She does use a slight different tone for characters to differentiate dialogues.
Overall I really enjoy this book. There were many emotional moments. However, there is still a lot of room for improvement. I feel like some of the scenes were missing or the story moves too fast.
p.s. I like how the author reaches out to bloggers. I would definitely love to read more books from Michelle.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from Author(Publisher) in exchange for an honest review.